RiverWise Gardening

We've got some exciting news for Perth gardening enthusiasts - in 2016/17 our RiverWise Gardening workshops are going to be delivered by the one and only, Josh Byrne.

Josh Byrne is an environmental scientist, author, television presenter and research academic. Well known for his work on ABC TV's Gardening Australia program, Josh is also Director of Josh Byrne & Associates - a multi award winning Fremantle based consulting practice integrating the fields of landscape architecture, built environment sustainability, media and communications.

These fun, informative and interactive workshops will go for 2-hours and are designed to teach us all how sustainable gardening practices can save you time, money, water and angst, while also helping to attract birds and other wildlife to your gardens.

Josh will help set the scene at the beginning of each workshop and help participants understand the impact of excessive nutrients on the Swan Canning river system and the role that RiverWise gardeners can play in helping the rivers. The workshops will also cover:

Garden Design

  • Hydrozoning and 'soil and nutrient' zoning
  • Plant selection
  • Irrigation design and management

Understanding Your Soil

  • Soil testing
  • Improving soil

Effective and Responsible Fertiliser Use

  • Selecting the right fertiliser
  • Fertiliser alternatives
  • Application

Supporting Local Biodiversity

Autumn Workshops

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre
Wednesday the 26th of April
6:30pm till 8:30pm
555 Leach Hwy, Winthrop

Eventbrite - Your Garden with Josh Byrne - Melville

Or call 0488 311 090 (To register your tickets via phone please leave your name, your phone number, how many tickets you would like to book and the venue you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation phone call.)

Bayswater Civic Centre
Wednesday the 24th of May
6.30pm till 8.30pm
61 Broun Ave, Morley

Eventbrite - Your Garden with Josh Byrne - Bayswater

Or call 0488 311 090 (To register your tickets via phone please leave your name, your phone number, how many tickets you would like to book and the venue you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation phone call.)

Mills Park Centre
Tuesday 13th of June
6.30pm till 8.30pm
86 Brixton Street, Beckenham

Eventbrite - Your Garden with Josh Byrne - Southern River

Or call 0488 311 090 (To register your tickets via phone please leave your name, your phone number, how many tickets you would like to book and the venue you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation phone call.)